Welcome to Parc Gwernen
Located in the heart of Carmarthenshire is Haywood Homes’ Parc Gwernen. Our stunning site is a selection of beautifully landscaped three and four bedroom homes, including a number of bungalows, all of which combine contemporary energy efficient design with the high specification and the quality finishes that you can always expect from Haywood Homes.
Our picturesque development near Tycroes, combines an idyllic village environment with easy access to the M4, making it the perfect location for your new home. With a stunning backdrop overlooking the Betws Mountain, Parc Gwernen is an exceptional development of 17 detached homes nestling in a village community.
Local facilites are close-by including shops, a post office, friendly pubs and a primary school. Parc Gwernen is a superb location for commuters with easy access to the M4 and the A48 making it ideal to travel to major towns and cities including Carmerthen, Llanelli, Llandeilo, Swansea and Cardiff. Ammanford is just 3 miles away from Parc Gwernen and boasts a thriving shopping centre, nearby golf courses, multi-national superstores, a local railway station (just 2 miles away), various leisure and educational facilities, a doctor’s surgery and a local community hospital. And it is only 13 miles to the nearest beach at Llanelli.
Click on the individual plots on the plan for more information on each one.
Every one of our exceptionally well-designed home at Parc Gwernen comes with full double glazing throughout and a stunning designer kitchen with integrated appliances (a wine chiller is also included on certain properties).
Our kitchens are fitted with downlighters giving a light and airy atmosphere to the heart of the home, along with high quality ceramic tile floors to both the kitchen and bathrooms. Our bathrooms are fitted with full-height showers for your comfort.
All windows in our new properties have “easy clean hinges.” This means that you can easily clean the outside of your windows from the inside without the need for a ladder.
All our homes are now fitted with a modern gas condensing boilers which operates at around 98% efficiency, far better than traditional boilers, helping to make your home cheaper to run.
All our homes are now fitted with an automatic sprinkler system, giving you peace of mind that you and your family are even safer.
Other internal features include loft ladders, a television aerial and USB plugs for convenience, low energy lighting throughout, and oak panel inertia doors giving a warm homely entrance to every room.
To the outside of our homes, solar panels on the roof will make a big difference to your energy costs. We are fitting these to make all our new homes greener. We fit dust-to-dawn PIR sensor lights to front doors. To the side and rear doors are external lights, and there is also a convenient outside socket and a water tap.
Driveways and patios are paved to a high standard, and the gardens of all our properties are beautiful landscaped. Decking will be included on certain properties. Many of the homes at Parc Gwernen have south west facing gardens.
All Haywood Homes properties come with a 10 year Global Home Warranty.
Please NoteCustomers should note that this illustration and subsequent floor plans are representative only and should be treated as general guidance. They cannot be relied upon as accurately describing any of the Specified Matters prescribed by any Order made under the Property Misdescription Act 1991. Nor do they constitute a contract or a warranty. All dimensions indicated are approximate and taken to their maximum, they should not be relied upon to show ownership of boundaries, easements or wayleaves. Detailed plans and specifications are available upon request. Please check with sales representative on site for the extent of pathways and patio areas.
Parc Gwernen is located near the village of Tycroes in the heart of the beautiful county of Carmarthenshire. It is surrounded not only by stunning landscapes but also by wonderful places to visit and activities to enjoy. It is ideal for commuting with easy access to towns and cities across South Wales. Ammanford is the nearest town and is only 3 miles away, and it is only 13 miles to the nearest beach at Llanelli.
Universities of Wales
Universities of Wales are located at: Carmarthen, 12½ miles westerly, Swansea, 18½ miles southerly, Lampeter, 26 miles north, Aberystwyth, 50 miles north, Cardiff, 54½ miles south-east, Newport, 60 miles south-east, and Bangor, 128 miles north.
Llech Owain Country Park
Llech Owain Country Park is within easy reach of Parc Gwernen. A minor road leading northerly from Gorslas village gives access to the park situated on high land with coniferous woodland surrounding Llyn Llech Owain. A natural glacial lake, being the source of the Gwendraeth Fawr river, which journeys south-westerly down to the sea at Kidwelly about 14 miles away. Legend has it that the lake was formed when King Arthur’s knight, Sir Owain, moved a stone that was holding back the waters of a mystical spring. The Park is a haven for wildlife with a variety of water birds to be seen and red kites and buzzards can often be spotted overhead. There is a car park and visitor centre and various footpaths to follow with lovely views to enjoy over the surrounding countryside.
Ammanford is about 5 miles easterly standing at the confluence of the Amman and Loughor rivers offering a good pedestrianised shopping centre, a Friday market, a variety of restaurants, main post office, banks, infant, junior and secondary schools, a park, bus and rail links with the railway station being on the scenic Heart of Wales line, which runs from Swansea up to Shrewsbury over 121 miles through wonderful countryside. There is a swimming pool whilst other leisure activities catered for include bowls, tennis and snooker.
Llandeilo is about 6½ miles northerly, a small, charming town off the A40 at the fringe of the Black Mountain area of the Brecon Beacons National Park with distinctive shops, galleries, pubs, hotels, good restaurants, main post office, health centre, schools, and a railway station also on the Heart of Wales line. Llandeilo dates back to the 13th Century, the church and town being named after the 6th Century St. Teilo. Standing in an elevated situation on the banks of the River Towy, the town was once the medieval capital of Carmarthenshire but the development of Llandeilo really grew in the 18th Century as a market town and banking centre for cattle drovers. It once had corn and woollen mills as well as a tanning industry and it is still an agricultural centre nowadays. The town retains its oldie worldly charm with narrow streets, historic Georgian buildings and a delightful old stone single-span bridge over the Towy built in 1848.
Dinefwr Park – Just outside Llandeilo is Dinefwr Park, with a fine 17th Century manor house (Newton House), woodland, mill pond, fallow deer and white cattle and the Castle Woods Nature Reserve which offers a walk to the ancient Dinefwr Castle perched on a rocky crag commanding stunning views along the Towy Valley. This Welsh 12th Century castle was built by Lord Rhys (Rhys ap Gruffudd) and was the stronghold of the Princes of Deheubarth, rulers of south-west Wales in medieval times. It was later possessed by King Edward I as a royal fortress. The river meadows are a haven for a variety of birds and other wildlife.
The Brecon Beacons National Park extends from Llandeilo in the west to Hay-on-Wye in the east covering some 520 square miles and incorporates the Black Mountain massif to the west, the Fforest Fawr, the Central Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains Range to the east. The scenery is spectacular with diverse countryside including high mountain peaks, gorges, waterfalls, lakes, open hills and moorland as well as wooded valleys and lowlands with soft rolling farmland and clear meandering rivers. The park can be explored on foot, horseback, bicycle or by car and is a haven for wildlife with a wide variety of birds. There are Castles at strategic points on the boundaries of the Park – at Hay-on-Wye, Brecon, Trecastle, Tretower, Crickhowell and Carreg Cennen.
Carreg Cennen, Trapp - the castle is a very popular attraction. Climb up to the Castle and enjoy the awe-inspiring views. Enjoy refreshments in the tearoom. The Castle is maintained by CADW, who preserve the architectural heritage of Wales.
National Botanical Garden
The National Botanical Garden of Wales is only 6 miles north-west of Parc Gwernen featuring the Great Glass House designed by Norman Foster. The glass house is the world’s largest single-span glass house and was funded by the Millennium Commission.
Carmarthen the ancient county town and commercial centre on the meandering Towy river is 11 miles westerly combining an oldie worldly charm of quaint narrow streets and traditional shops with bustling market and modern shopping amenities including well known stores. There are night clubs, pubs, hotels, restaurants, theatre/cinema, art galleries, leisure centre, swimming pool, schools, university college, hospital, heritage centre and the County Museum on the outskirts at Abergwili. The town is served by good rail links through Swansea to Cardiff and main roads radiate out to all regions including the A40, A48-M4 Link, A484 and A485. The ruins of a Roman Amphitheatre are a town attraction and the remains of a Norman castle built circa 1094 are an impressive sight overlooking the town and the river.
Llanelli is about 11½ miles to the south – an attractive town at the mouth of the river Loughor (the Burry inlet) providing good shopping amenities and a large covered market (the origins of the marketplace date back to the 13th Century) schools, college, cinema, railway station and the Prince Philip Hospital at the edge of town. There is an indoor bowls centre and a leisure centre with swimming pool, spa and sauna facilities, sports hall, squash courts, gymnasium, etc. The impressive Parc Howard Mansion built in 1885, and bestowed to the town in 1912, is now home to a Museum and Art Gallery providing historical information about the town and area as well as collections of art and Llanelli pottery.
Opened in 2002, the Coastal Park is at Llanelli’s shoreline offering beaches, dunes, salt marshes, water sports centre, fishing lakes, woodlands, public art, a golf course, visitor centre, superb views and a long connecting footpath and cycle track. Some 2,000 acres of neglected wasteland was reclaimed along about 14 miles of coastline to bring back the natural seashore environment for people and wildlife to enjoy along with the Coastal Path which runs between the National Wetland Centre and Pembrey Country Park, providing a splendid traffic-free route.
National Wetlands Centre
The National Wetlands Centre near Penclacwydd is about 15½ miles south of Parc Gwernen – a nature conservation reserve at the edge of the Burry inlet (Loughor estuary) with lakes and reed beds where the little egret, ducks, swans, geese and a variety of other wild birds can be seen.
Swansea, the second largest city in Wales is about 18 miles southerly with plenty of shopping and leisure amenities, a large indoor market, schools and university, general district hospital, theatres, concert halls and museums, bustling marina, bus and railway stations and a good night life with numerous clubs, bars, cafes and restaurants. Beautifully set on the sweeping Swansea Bay shoreline, the city has sandy beaches with safe bathing, an excellent Yachting Marina and Maritime Quarter, waterfront bars and eateries, museums, art galleries, the National Literature Centre (dedicated to Dylan Thomas, who was born in Swansea) and an observatory. Swansea has a number of fine public parks including the extensive Clyne Gardens & Country Park with follies, streams, bridges, and a castle as well as superb views across the bay and Singleton Park which has a Swiss cottage, boating lake, and botanical and herb gardens. There are several golf courses around Swansea and the nearby Gower. Swansea docks attract the cruise liners whilst ferry links to Rosslare in Ireland can be accessed at Pembroke Dock, 45 miles south-west of Cross Hands and at Fishguard Harbour 48 miles westwards. Cardiff International Airport is 50 miles to the south-east.
The Gower Peninsula juts out to the sea between Llanelli and Swansea, the first designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” in Britain (in 1956), a region rich in history, nature reserves, glorious landscapes and vistas with a magnificent coastline that includes wildlife estuary seashores, sweeping sandy bays, secluded coves and dramatic limestone cliffs.
Kidwelly is about 14 miles south-west of Parc Gwernen, a small, historic, coastal town believed to date back to c.1115, and dominated by an impressive, well preserved Norman castle built in the reign of King Henry I. The Normans built other fine castles in this neighbourhood during the reign of Henry I – at Laugharne, Llansteffan and Carmarthen. Kidwelly stands at the mouth of the Gwendraeth river as it joins the Towy estuary before entering Carmarthen Bay. On the edge of town is an industrial museum.
Pembrey Country Park
Pembrey Country Park is 15miles south-west of Parc Gwernen, adjoining the peaceful sand-duned, 7 mile expanse of Cefn Sidan Beach stretching across the Pembrey peninsula. The Country Park provides hundreds of acres of parkland and forestry with walks, nature trails and picnic areas along with attractions such as pony trekking, cycling, a dry ski slope, and a salt marsh nature reserve. Past Pembrey en route to Kidwelly is the Pembrey Circuit, a centre for motor sports, autocross, go-karting, and 4×4. On the western side of the Towy estuary, some 27 miles south-west of Parc Gwernen, Pendine offers miles of sandy beach (where Sir Malcolm Campbell set world land speed records in the 1920s).
Pembrokeshire – To the south-west, the popular resorts of Saundersfoot and Tenby in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are some 36 miles and Oakwood Leisure Park, one of the UK’s top theme parks is 35 miles distant. To the north-west, on the Heritage Coast of Cardigan Bay, famous for porpoises, dolphins, and seals, New Quay is 37½ miles distant and the Georgian town of Aberaeron about 39 miles distant.
Golf courses within easy reach of the property include Glynhir golf course at Llandybie (about 6 miles east), Garnant Park, Ammanford (about 8½ miles east), Glyn Abbey golf course, Trimsaran (about 11½ miles south-west), Ashburnham golf course, Burry Port (about 15½ miles south) and Derllys golf course near Carmarthen (about 16½ miles west).
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